Host of the year - Veronica and Colin Eastmure, Conondale, QLD
This year's winner was Veronica and Colin Eastmore in Conondale, QLD, for their fabulous farm stay in the picturesque countryside. Complete with a firepit and balcony bathtub, this stunning location is perfect for your next romantic getaway, and this year's hosts of the year are known for those special touches like providing a cake for guests' birthdays and matching robes to wear during your stay.
Best new host - Sarah Abbott, Fremantle, WA
This year's Best New Host award went to a West Australian host, Sarah Abbott, who offers a loft experience in Fremantles West End district. The apartment has a surprisingly tranquil feel in the heart of Fremantle near High Street and the cafe strip. Sarah credits her success to her guest-first policy and giving her guests an authentic connection to the local area.
Best design stay - Mister Munro, Crookwell, NSW
Stay in a restored Victorian terrace named Mister Monroe, named after the tailor who lived and worked there 120 years ago.
“I wanted to create a home fit for modern-day living whilst keeping a strong heritage feel throughout,” Mister Munro Host Elise Croker said.
Most unique stay – Steam: Renovated 1920s Carriage, Forrest, Victoria
For the Most Unique Stay, a converted 1920s steam train carriage in Victoria’s Otway Ranges surrounded by gorgeous greenery that sleeps 6 people and features an outdoor bath on the balcony (curtains can be pulled for privacy).
Best nature stay - The Cottage at Dunmore Farm, Molyullah, VIC
If you’re interested in getting out of the city, you might like to check out the winner of the Best Nature Stay - the Cottage at Dunmore Farm in Molyullah for an idyllic country escape. A restored 1860 homestead situated on a dairy farm in a stunning valley in the Victorian countryside.
Best room host - Skye Lanser, Forest Lodge, NSW
Skye wanted to share her inner-city design haven and create an authentic, local experience for guests.
“I designed and renovated my 100 year-old terrace especially to share on Airbnb, so each of the spaces have been carefully created to provide an exceptional guest experience,” Sinjin Host, Skye Lanser said.
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